Re: Random Numbers

From: Alan (a__l__a__n@hotmail.com)
Date: 11/08/02


From: a__l__a__n@hotmail.com (Alan)
Date: 8 Nov 2002 06:32:04 -0800


"Omar Bohsali" <omarbohsali@omarbohsali.com> wrote in message news:<aqf8v7$sfh$1@bob.news.rcn.net>...
> Thanks for all of your prompt responses. Let me explain my situation,
> though. This is for a science fair. I am testing the variety (randomness) of
> numbers generated in different programming languages, by comparing them to a
> set of truly random numbers. I need a set of truly
> random numbers that I can generate at the fair, and not download off of
> another site (But thanks for showing them to me.. quite fascinating!). We
> plan on having the numbers be generated at location. The
> tests would have been compared before.

Well, it shouldn't be too hard to set up a webcam focused on a lava
lamp (or at some paper-mache streamers, or tinsel, etc flapping in the
wind--make your own wind if necessary... etc), take pictures
periodically and hash the pics.

Or collect ambient sound, and hash the wav files.